Flight #: 14 — MAGNETIC COMPASS CALIBRATION

Pilot:

Date:

Time:

Objectives:

  • Adjust compass & calibrate compass card

Check

Action

   
 

PRE-FLIGHT

 

Loosen compass adjustment cover

 

Make or buy a brass screwdriver

 

Pick a very calm morning

   
 

DEPARTURE

 

Do not use flaps

 

Climb out at 110 MPH

 

Climb to 2000’ MSL and level off

   
 

CRUISE

 

Limit prop RPM to 2400

 

Check engine gauges especially CHT and Oil Temp

 

Trim hands off level flight

   
   
   

NOTES

 

Check

Action

 

CRUISE

 

Fly North along a N/S Road

 

Check GPS compass heading

 

Adjust compass to read 360 degrees

 

Fly South, adjust compass

 

Fly East, adjust compass

 

Fly West, adjust compass

 

Fly NW, record error ______

 

Fly NE, record error ______

 

Fly SE, record error ______

 

Fly SW, record error ______

 

Fly North, record error ______

 

Fly South, record error ______

 

Fly East, record error ______

 

Fly West, record error ______

   
   
   
   
 

LANDING

 

Use checklists

 

Fly pattern at 85 MPH

 

Taxi back and "Smile"

   
 

POST FLIGHT

 

Record errors on compass card

 

Prepare corrective action list

 

Record fuel and oil consumption

NOTES